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Offline andrewwilcox

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Better manuals
« on: November 15, 2014, 06:16 AM »
… I mean the physical manual, not the contents  :)

1. The cover of all manuals is generic and has a cut-out that allows you to see part of the first page, which is product specific. Having a generic cover probably makes things less expensive, but the cover itself and the binding in general are really stiff, making the cut-out the weakest point, which is just asking for trouble.

2. It would be great to have a lay flat binding. The current binding is rather stiff, so if you're on page 15, once you let go, your page is lost. You could try to force the manual to stay open, but that's unlikely to work. Given that a "perfect" binding is currently used ('perfect' being a trade term for a binding where all the pages are attached with a big slab of glue), forcing the manual open will eventually lead to pages falling out.

I just spent quite a lot of money on a KS 120. A beautiful machine, perfectly pack — a tool that I will be using for years. It's sad to get a cheap manual that won't stand the test of time.

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Offline fesmule

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Re: Better manuals
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 04:43 PM »
Whilst I agree about the physical implementation of the manuals I'd also, seriously, like to
see an improvement in the content.
For a few of the options with some of my machines I've had to refer to the diagrams on the inside lids of their relevant
systainers, I think more comprehensive instructions should definitely be included in the manuals.
Thankfully places like this forum and youtube exist for those like me who may need more detailed info.

Tony

Offline Wooden Skye

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  • My little girl was called home 12-28-15
Re: Better manuals
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 04:51 PM »
Put the online or supplemental manuals for the tools you have on your smart phone or tablet, problem solved [thumbs up]
Bryan

TS 55, (2) 1400 Guide Rails, 1900 Guide Rail, MFT/3, Domino DF 500, 2 domino systainers, ETS 150/3, RO 90, CT 26, (2) OF1400, RO 150. RTS 400, LR 32 set, PS300 jigsaw, 3 abrasive systainers, (2) sys toolbox, (2) sys mini, clamps and other accesories